Perhaps the most elaborate April Fools’ Day joke of them all, surely the most useful. Microsoft have released a version of MS-DOS for Lumia handsets, and it is now available for download. For how long? No idea. So if you want to grab the app and try it out on your phone then do so at the link below. Redmond may take...

A little thing called the Academy Awards were held this past Sunday, also known as Oscars 2015. And Microsoft’s Bing prediction engine once again to amaze by correctly calling the shots. In fact, it only got 4 results wrong — and all four of them can be considered upsets. Large or small, but upsets, nevertheless. The...

As the biggest PC marker in the world, and always in the top two, Lenovo rarely has to go the extra mile to promote its hardware. The Yoga 3, however, affords the company a little leeway. Instead of airing conventional ads, Lenovo hired the Upright Citizens Brigade to prank people. Though you can be sure that there’ll...

Well, what do you know! Microsoft’s digital assistant service, Cortana, has been in the news these past few months, and here’s another electrifying new development. Cortana uses an iPhone. Or rather, Jen Taylor, the voice of Cortana (the US version of it, at least) is not quite the biggest fan of Windows Phone around....

It goes without saying but the Windows operating system is pretty much synonymous with the PC revolution. Now Windows can be found almost everywhere, from cars to the cloud, laptops to palmtops. And while the OS had humble beginnings, it really came into its own with Windows 95. But there was no looking back after...

Hand it to Microsoft for bundling in some fun in its software. One of the new Metro apps delivered with the Windows 8.1 Preview is the shiny new Calculator app that can be used to convert units with just a few taps, or clicks for that matter. This impressive new app includes a unit converter that comes in handy for...

I just saw this video online today and cracked up laughing. I assume it was an April Fools prank by Google where they make fun of the entire “Windows Blue” concept. The actors are great and are very deadpan as they deliver their lines. Check it out. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zr4JwPb99qU

Very fascinating discussion with Ari Emmanuel at the All Things D conference. At this week’s All Things D conference — D10, which marked a decade of these retreats — Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher were gracious enough to invite Hollywood agent Ari Emanuel on stage to talk about the changing entertainment market as it...

With Windows 8 Microsoft is attempting to break beyond traditional “Windows” barriers, in a strategy to bring its technology into new devices such as tablets. Beyond that though, Microsoft has also recently gotten behind several unique projects that are just a little bit different. Modularis/Microsoft Police Car...

Syncfusion has released its Metro Studio 1 suite of more than 600 vector-based Metro icons. Free to use and freely customizable, this release is coming  just days after the release of Windows 8 Consumer Preview. Syncfusion’s Metro Studio 1 will allow programmers to quickly deploy test Metro applications in the Windows...